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Old 11-10-2014, 09:07 PM
 
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"You need to know all of the automobile dealer terminology and automobile dealer slang before stepping foot into a showroom. An informed buyer is often a car dealer’s worst nightmare. That’s because automobile dealer slang is the way car dealers speak to one another in a shorthand sort of fashion, but they speak directly to you very differently. What they are saying behind your back can be a real eye opener. Here are some of the terms from an actual car dealer slang dictionary."

I stopped reading here. The whole idea of talking behind a person's back is for them not to find out what is being said about them. So if the dealers are using these slang terms behind your back you wouldn't know what the hell they are saying about you anyway.
Stupid article.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:23 AM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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"You need to know all of the automobile dealer terminology and automobile dealer slang before stepping foot into a showroom. An informed buyer is often a car dealerís worst nightmare. Thatís because automobile dealer slang is the way car dealers speak to one another in a shorthand sort of fashion, but they speak directly to you very differently. What they are saying behind your back can be a real eye opener. Here are some of the terms from an actual car dealer slang dictionary."

I stopped reading here. The whole idea of talking behind a person's back is for them not to find out what is being said about them. So if the dealers are using these slang terms behind your back you wouldn't know what the hell they are saying about you anyway.
Stupid article.
You missed the point of the article. What I got from the read was these slangs and phrases ARE used around consumers so they wouldn't have an idea what they were really talking about. Reading is fundamental
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:28 AM
 
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You would think that such an unnecessary enterprise such as is the NADA and its constituents would be motivated to provide the best customer experience as possible. Yet consistently they do not and only manage to perpetuate their existence through political lobbying, not through consumer choice.

Factory direct, please.
As far as the buying experience, factory direct sounds good, but I wonder about warranty service? What about recalls? If factory-direct sales were allowed, I imagine a lot of dealers would vanish.

My primary gripe with new-car dealers, is that their business model has changed little in the last 50 years. Oh, sure, there's the internet, but all that gets you at many shops, is a listing of vehicles that are (or were) in their inventory, along with the msrp. Try to deal via email, and all you'll get is an invitation to come in, sit down, and they'll see what they can do. Or, in some cases, no response at all. The only place some of these dealers will advertise discounted prices, is on the selected vehicles listed in their newspaper ad.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:51 AM
 
Location: Birmingham
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You missed the point of the article. What I got from the read was these slangs and phrases ARE used around consumers so they wouldn't have an idea what they were really talking about. Reading is fundamental
Thats ridiculous. If someone uses slang in front of you to disguise what they are saying why in the hell would you do business with them?
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Old 11-11-2014, 06:15 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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This article is much ado about nothing. Many professions use slang. So what? And anyone why things car salesman are completely honest has been living under a rock. That's why I hate buying cars and only do it when the one I'm driving craters. Then I go to the dealership, check the Kelley Blue Book value on whicheer one I like, read every word of the contract to make sure it's accurate, and refuse to allow high pressure sales tactics and sneaky upcharges. Don't let the car salemen/dealers get the upper hand.
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:44 PM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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This article is much ado about nothing. Many professions use slang. So what? And anyone why things car salesman are completely honest has been living under a rock. That's why I hate buying cars and only do it when the one I'm driving craters. Then I go to the dealership, check the Kelley Blue Book value on whicheer one I like, read every word of the contract to make sure it's accurate, and refuse to allow high pressure sales tactics and sneaky upcharges. Don't let the car salemen/dealers get the upper hand.
lol, sounds like the right approach but I doubt many folks exercise this type of caution. Most of the population hates the dealership experience, yours truly included, and for good reason.
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Old 11-11-2014, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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Thats ridiculous. If someone uses slang in front of you to disguise what they are saying why in the hell would you do business with them?
Why do sleazy car salesmen do a lot of the things they do? Perhaps because they feel it gives them the upper hand as is most likely the case here. Just my .002
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Old 11-11-2014, 03:18 PM
 
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Thats ridiculous. If someone uses slang in front of you to disguise what they are saying why in the hell would you do business with them?
It is slang for a reason. Chances are, the common customer isn't going to know what it means so they won't know it is derogatory towards them.
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Old 11-11-2014, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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It is slang for a reason. Chances are, the common customer isn't going to know what it means so they won't know it is derogatory towards them.
Finally, someone that gets it....haha.
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Old 11-11-2014, 05:26 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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If I were subjected to any of this sleazy BS, MY BACK, as I walk away, would be my only response.

Thankfully . . . not all Car Salesmen are dirtbags.
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